Joe D

I'm a lifelong Mets fan who loves writing and talking about the Amazins' 24/7. From the Miracle in 1969 to the magic of 1986, and even the near misses in '73 and '00, I've experienced it all - the highs and the lows. I started Mets Merized Online in 2005 to feed my addiction and interact with other passionate Met fans like you. Follow me on Twitter @metsmerized.

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Reyes’ Agent Says First Choice Is To Stay With Mets

An article by posted on November 3, 2011 0 Comments
Reyes’ Agent Says First Choice Is To Stay With Mets

Charles Hollon of Gotham Baseball spoke with Chris Leible, the agent for Jose Reyes who offered up some words of hope regarding his client’s preference to stay with the Mets. “I think Jose is one of those rare players that feeds off the energy of the fans, he loves the fans here in New York […]

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Free Agency Begins Today – Type A’s, Type B’s and Type Mets

An article by posted on November 3, 2011 0 Comments

David Lennon of Newsday did the legwork on this… Sandy Alderson reiterated Monday that he still expects to have a 2012 payroll in the $100 million-$110 million range, but does not want it all to be spent before Opening Day. If so, the bulk of that money already is slotted for nine players: Johan Santana […]

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Seeing A Large Market Team Unable To Hang Onto Their Homegrown Stars Is Deflating

An article by posted on November 2, 2011 0 Comments

Andy Martino of the Daily News believes that there will be no shortage of David Wright rumors this hot stove season. After speaking with various NL executives as well as team sources, Martino comes up with three things to keep in mind: * No matter what happens with Jose Reyes this winter, it is highly […]

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Too Funny To Ignore…

An article by posted on November 2, 2011 0 Comments

Forgive me, oh mighty one…. I nearly slipped on a proverbial banana peel when I got a look at this headline… Come on man… Really? Yesterday we had Andy Martino break the news that a Mets source confirmed the team will not offer Reyes a 6-7 year deal, now this…. I need to create a […]

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Yanks & Sabathia Avoid Free Agency. Mets & Reyes? Not So Much.

An article by posted on November 2, 2011 0 Comments
Yanks & Sabathia Avoid Free Agency. Mets & Reyes? Not So Much.

“Happy Halloween, everybody. I just want to be the first to let Yankee fans know that we agreed to a contract extension. I’ll be coming back in 2012. I want to thank the Steinbrenner family for making that happen. My goal the whole time was to finish my career as a Yankee and hopefully I […]

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Cone, Leiter, Gooden Weigh In On Reyes

An article by posted on November 2, 2011 0 Comments
Cone, Leiter, Gooden Weigh In On Reyes

“There are better fits, places that give him a better chance to win, probably. If he really loves playing for the Mets, maybe he’ll give them a discount, so to speak, or work with them. Bit it’s his first go-round. It’s gonna be hard for him to take less money.”  ~  David Cone “Whenever a […]

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Beltran Dumps Scott Boras

An article by posted on November 1, 2011 0 Comments

Former Mets outfielder Carlos Beltran has parted ways with agent Scott Boras and is now represented by Dan Lozano, according to ESPN.com. Lozano also represents Albert Pujols and Jimmy Rollins among other free agents this offseason. Tonight, ESPN2 will televise the first-ever “Rawling Gold Glove Awards Show”. It’s the first time the Gold Glove Award […]

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Mets Have 4 or 5 Guys Above The Line In Rotation?

An article by posted on November 1, 2011 0 Comments
Mets Have 4 or 5 Guys Above The Line In Rotation?

“We’ve got four or five guys that I would call ‘above the line,’ that we could go into the season with, in the rotation…We have far fewer than that in the bullpen right now.” ~ Sandy Alderson You’re squinting your eyes, scratching your heads, and  wondering what the heck that means aren’t you? A new […]

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Pictures Of New Citi Field Dimensions and Blue Wall – Awesome!

An article by posted on October 31, 2011 0 Comments
Pictures Of New Citi Field Dimensions and Blue Wall – Awesome!

The Mets officially announced Monday that they will move in portions of Citi Field’s outfield fence next season, lower the height of the wall in left field and paint the entire fence blue. The changes will result in approximately 140 new seats, including roughly 100 in left-center field and 40 in an expanded Modell’s Clubhouse […]

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Alderson on Reyes, Wright, 2012 Season

An article by posted on October 31, 2011 0 Comments

This from Adam Rubin: So Reyes will in fact go into free agency with nary an offer from the Mets confirming an earlier report to that effect from Adam Rubin and Andy Martino. The Wright thing sounds about right. Looking forward to seeing what he means by not punting in 2012. Fielder? Wilson? Big trade? […]

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